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Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he worked on the wharves in Cairns, 1950s

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Joe McGinness collection
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Hooks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1950
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Poster

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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I am a nuclear-free zone

I am a nuclear-free zone

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngintya
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1954
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Sketch of an Asian woman, a Caucasian woman and an African woman in profile

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Poster

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Biography of cartoonist Edward Scafe Scorfield

Biography of cartoonist Edward Scafe Scorfield

Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Biographies
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Mr Vane Lindesay
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1976
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Bone china dessert dish printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dessert dishes
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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'Notes by B B, I made these while on the first Franklin trip in 1976'

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Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Diaries
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The Pig Trough, Frankin River, Tasmania, Australia
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Bob Brown
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1976
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Personal adornments
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nanungunda
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1969
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Hand-painted scarf by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Tweezers

Tweezers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tweezers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Boab nut incised with animals in a landscape

Boab nut incised with animals in a landscape

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Wooden pair of pokerwork clapsticks

Wooden pair of pokerwork clapsticks

Anne Ranse collection
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Clapsticks
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Archdeacon Anne M. Ranse
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1972
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Child's drawing by Wantama, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wantama, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wantama
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1954
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Silver-coloured dessert spoon made from stainless steel

Silver-coloured dessert spoon made from stainless steel

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Cartoon depicting two United States Generals around a war strategy table

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Louis Zmak collection
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Cartoons
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My Lai, Vietnam
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Mr Bruce Petty
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1971
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Bark painting 'Two Hunters' by John Namerredje Guymala, Gunbalanya, 1974

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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John N. Guymala
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1974
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Cream-coloured embroidered linen handbag

Cream-coloured embroidered linen handbag

Julia Terlecka collection
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Handbags
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Saint Albans, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Julia Terlecka
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1969
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Napura
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1954
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Bunte Magazine 1970

Bunte Magazine 1970

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Magazine covers
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1970
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Cartoon depicting a fat-bellied 'ocker'-type, eating a meat pie and drinking beer

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Clarrie King collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Clarrie King
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1976
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "AAA"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1955
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Child's drawing by Wanunuy, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wanunuy, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wanunuy
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1954
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Red fabric headband worn by Barrie Pittock

Red fabric headband worn by Barrie Pittock

Barrie Pittock collection
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Headbands
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Dr Barrie Pittock
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1970
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Alan Mungulu
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1963
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Split cane and fibre basket

Split cane and fibre basket

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Baskets
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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Red and gold empire line evening ensemble by David Stock, 1974

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Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 2
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Evening ensembles
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Australia
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Mr David Stock
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1974
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yuwati
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1965
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Close Roxby Downs

Close Roxby Downs

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Anti-Uranium Collective
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1988
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Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral Valley Tracking Station

Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral V...

Orroral Valley Tracking Station collection
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Computer hardware
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Oregon, United States of America
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United States Navy
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1950
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Riding crop

Riding crop

Colledge Family collection
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Riding whips
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Five cartoon illustrations

Five cartoon illustrations

Alex Gurney collection
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Cartoons
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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Alex Gurney
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1940
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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Six Janthinidae Janthina Globosa shells

Six Janthinidae Janthina Globosa shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Two fish

Two fish

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
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1974
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Instruction manual for the National Class 31 series accounting machine

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Superannuation Fund Investment Trust collection
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Manuals
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Scotland
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National Cash Register Company
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1964
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjariya (. Stanley
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1954
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Circular metal and plastic brooch

Circular metal and plastic brooch

Janet Furneaux collection
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Brooches
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Janet Furneaux
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1959
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Painting on paper by Nathaniel Maralngurra, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) NT - from the story 'Inganarr, the Giant Serpent' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 33

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Watercolour paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nathaniel N. Maralngurra
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1974
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The inked-in image: a survey of Australian comic art

The inked-in image: a survey of Australian comic art

Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Vane Lindesay
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1969
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The Duke of Cornwall & the Princess Anne

The Duke of Cornwall & the Princess Anne

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Booklets
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Duke of Cornwall
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1953
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Abstract design from Ernabella

Abstract design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Launceston from Trevallyn, Tasmania

Launceston from Trevallyn, Tasmania

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1959
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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